You can hardly walk outdoors without hearing a wail that the news business is dying... or being reinvented -- without money.
The possibility of a world without MSM (mainstream media) may seem distressing, but other organisms seem to be moving into its place. We've had calls about NowPublic.com and hyperlocal news; we haven't talked about Spot.us and other new ventures.
With Liza Boyd, Mitch Ratcliffe and Dan Gillmor, let's discuss:
* How long will today's mainstream news enterprises last?
* What is replacing them? What seems to work these days? What's missing?
* How might we envision a news environment of the future?
Here are some articles and posts about the future of news:
* Crowd Funding: A Different Way to Pay for the News You Want (NYT)
* What Would Micropayments Do for Journalism? (Freakonomics; read Clay's response)
* The Day the Newspaper Died (New Yorker)
* Facebook and Twitter Are Reshaping Journalism As We Know It (Rory O'Connor)